First Steps in Esol

Ref: C3125388

This course covers important areas of study which will be helpful to everyday life in Britain. Lessons will be interactive and learners will be expected to have a keen to work individually and in pair or group settings.

Course aim

To improve learners Reading and Writing skills in English to allow them as parents/ community members transition and integrate better.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Learners can confidently approach simple texts and glean required information from them.
  • Learners can write short letters and notes appropriately.
  • Learners can enjoy Reading and Writing in English with everyday resources.
  • Learners can speak clearly to be heard and understood in simple exchanges.
  • Learners can listen and respond to simple requests for personal information, make requests using appropriate terms. Ask questions to obtain specific information.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • We hope to create an environment where learners can create an active portfolio as a reference to functional learning along side academic discipline.

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Using local facilities is highly recommended such as library's,community centres.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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First Steps in Esol Course Outline

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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